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#11323202 - 01/04/16 08:09 PM Swing head Jigs
NickHasty Offline
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Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 1288
Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
I am not very familiar at all this these. I used Biffle-head jigs when they first came out awhile ago, and got away from them.

I was at the store tonight and picked up a few Strike King FB head jigs that are skirted, but swing head. I assume you get a little more action out of these? if steadily retrieved?

Does anyone have any experience, or noticed any difference in hook-up percentages. do you set the hook the same as a Jig, or reel into it?

Thanks in advance to anyone who knows more about these!

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#11323218 - 01/04/16 08:13 PM Re: Swing head Jigs [Re: NickHasty]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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They work great. Versatile. Drag em or slow reel em in, hookup ratio is good.
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#11323545 - 01/04/16 09:54 PM Re: Swing head Jigs [Re: NickHasty]
TanHner36 Offline
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I've caught twice as many fish on jointed jigs compared to regular jigs. I think they give more action to the baits as well.

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#11324598 - 01/05/16 12:50 PM Re: Swing head Jigs [Re: NickHasty]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Loc: Knoxville, TN
slow crank them on the bottom, just like a crankbait....

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#11324635 - 01/05/16 01:13 PM Re: Swing head Jigs [Re: NickHasty]
Alex Finch Online   content
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Loc: Fate, Texas
Swing-heads are underutilized or kept hush-hush. I don't hear of many guys throwing them, but they work. I like to swim them, but I know guys that work them like jigs too. When swimming them, it's been my experience that fish hit pretty hard. I try to set the hook like I would with a T-Rig or jig, since the hook has to come through plastic. I haven't tried a skirted model.
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#11325069 - 01/05/16 04:51 PM Re: Swing head Jigs [Re: NickHasty]
Donald Harper Offline
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I build a skirted FB Swing Jig.
- It has a large split ring that attaches to the head. The skirt goes up past it and snugs up against the head.
- It has a smaller split ring that attaches the hook to the larger one which allows the hook to be in an upright position.
- The head has 3D eyes.
- I can hand tie the skirt on or leave the rubber band on so you can change out skirt colors quickly.
- Skirts are made of living rubber and Crayfish scented. If you want to swim it, the skirts can be Minnow scented.

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#11325115 - 01/05/16 05:13 PM Re: Swing head Jigs [Re: NickHasty]
RKT Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 438
I do not like the lighter (3/8) ones from Strike King. The line tie and the hook are almost 180 degrees out from each other and I believe that kills the action. I want the line tie to be as close to 90 degrees as possible. The heavier Strike King ones are at a better angle.

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#11327086 - 01/06/16 03:02 PM Re: Swing head Jigs [Re: NickHasty]
Bassslayerr Offline
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Registered: 11/04/14
Posts: 80
yea ive recently picked some up. as ^Alex Finch^ was sayung, the hookset should be really strong and i like to pause a true second before i do set the hook(especially if i am swimming it) because that lets the fish get the whole bait in their mouth. For the same reason i do a strong hookset i like to use the strike kingbrand wobble head because they feature a trokar hook and its alot easier for the hook to pierce the plastic. thats just my take on it, i love them as a finesse searchbait. anyway, good luck.
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#11328414 - 01/07/16 06:49 AM Re: Swing head Jigs [Re: NickHasty]
James Biggs Online   content
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Registered: 07/11/06
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Loc: DFW area
Xcite Walker head put a DD in my boat last year.

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